November 13th – 14th, 2017
The St. Regis, San Francisco, California

    The Virtuous Circle Summit is where the most important stakeholders of the internet economy meet for robust discussion of the issues facing the internet ecosystem.

    A virtuous circle is often described as a self-reinforcing system that creates positive benefits throughout the economy. The conference brings together senior elected officials, policy stakeholders, senior leaders in government, and internet company founders and senior executives to discuss industry trends and how best to foster innovation in the internet ecosystem. The Virtuous Circle summit is proudly presented by Internet Association.

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    The Virtuous Circle Summit brings together the best and brightest in tech. Last year’s summit featured speakers from the highest levels of government and industry. From CEOs and Founders like Barry Diller, Susan Wojcicki, and Lowell McAdam to Cabinet-level officials like Former Secretary of State John Kerry and Former Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.

    Mike Allen

    Mike Allen

    Founder & Executive Editor, Axios

    Kimberly Bryant

    Kimberly Bryant

    Founder & Executive Director, Black Girls CODE

    Troy Carter

    Troy Carter

    Global Head of Creator Services, Spotify

    Ron Conway

    Ron Conway

    Founder & Co-Managing Partner, SV Angel

    Reed Cordish

    Reed Cordish

    Assistant to the President for Intragovernmental and Technology Initiatives, The White House

    Barry Diller

    Barry Diller

    Chairman & Senior Executive, IAC & Expedia

    Pat Esser

    Pat Esser

    President, Cox Communications

    Ina Fried

    Ina Fried

    Chief Technology Correspondent, Axios

    Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Chief Brand Officer & Co-founder, Foodstirs

    Dan Gilbert

    Dan Gilbert

    Founder & Chairman, Quicken Loans & Rock Ventures

    Mayor John Giles

    Mayor John Giles

    Mesa, Arizona

    Steve Huffman

    Steve Huffman

    Co-founder & CEO, Reddit

    Michael Kratsios

    Michael Kratsios

    Deputy Assistant to the President and the Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, The White House

    Marne Levine

    Marne Levine

    Chief Operating Officer, Instagram

    Apoorva Mehta

    Apoorva Mehta

    Founder & CEO, Instacart

    Michael Seibel

    Michael Seibel

    CEO & Partner, Y Combinator

    Kim-Thu Posnett

    Kim-Thu Posnett

    Global Head of Internet Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs

    Dan Primack

    Dan Primack

    Business Editor, Axios

    Devin Wenig

    Devin Wenig

    President & CEO, eBay

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    Virtuous Circle is the premier gathering of senior internet executives, funders & founders, CEOs, and government officials who embrace the innovation and economic growth of the internet. The Summit represents a unique opportunity for sponsors to forge strategic connections with industry visionaries.

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    2017 Schedule

    The Virtuous Circle Summit is a two-day conference packed with high-level speakers, audience interaction, and networking opportunities at the iconic St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco. Stay tuned as we continue to update the schedule with new events and speakers.

    7:30 am
    7:30 am
    Breakfast & Registration
    Troy Carter
    8:30 am
    8:30 am
    Fireside Chat

    Troy Carter

    with Michael Beckerman, Internet Association
    Barry Diller
    9:15 am
    9:15 am
    Fireside Chat

    Barry Diller

    with Julia Boorstin, CNBC
    Reed Cordish
    10:00 pm
    10:00 pm
    Fireside Chat

    Reed Cordish

    with Tony Romm, re/code
    10:45 am
    10:45 am
    Coffee Break
    Kimberly Bryant
    11:00 am
    11:00 am
    Fireside Chat

    Kimberly Bryant

    with Elizabeth Dwoskin, The Washington Post
    Steve Huffman
    11:45 am
    11:45 am
    Fireside Chat

    Steve Huffman

    with Julia Boorstin, CNBC
    12:30 pm
    12:30 pm
    Lunch & Networking
    Michael Kratsios
    1:45 pm
    1:45 pm
    Fireside Chat

    Michael Kratsios

    with Douglas MacMillan, Wall Street Journal
    Pat Esser
    2:30 pm
    2:30 pm
    Fireside Chat

    Pat Esser

    with Ina Fried, Axios
    3:15 pm
    3:15 pm
    Coffee Break
    Devin Wenig
    3:45 pm
    3:45 pm
    Fireside Chat

    Devin Wenig

    with Adam Lashinsky, Fortune
    Marne Levine Sarah Michelle Gellar
    4:30 pm
    4:30 pm
    Fireside Chat

    Marne Levine &

    Sarah Michelle Gellar

    with Kathleen Chaykowski, Forbes
    5:15 pm
    5:15 pm
    Cocktail Reception
    Breakfast & Networking
    8:00 am
    8:00 am
    Breakfast & Networking in partnership with Axios
    Mayor John Giles
    8:45 am
    8:45 am
    Fireside Chat

    Mayor John Giles

    with Mike Allen, Axios
    9:30 am
    9:30 am
    Coffee Break & Networking
    Michael Seibel
    10:00 am
    10:00 am
    Fireside Chat

    Michael Seibel

    with Katie Benner, NYT
    Mike Allen Ina Fried Dan Primack
    10:45 am
    10:45 am
    Fireside Chat

    Mike Allen,

    Ina Fried &

    Dan Primack

    11:45 pm
    11:45 pm
    Lunch Buffet
    Dan Gilbert
    1:00 pm
    1:00 pm
    Fireside Chat

    Dan Gilbert

    with Kai Ryssdal, Marketplace
    Kim-Thu Posnett
    1:45 pm
    1:45 pm
    Fireside Chat

    Kim-Thu Posnett

    with Dan Primack, Axios
    Apoorva Mehta
    2:30 pm
    2:30 pm
    Fireside Chat

    Apoorva Mehta

    with Richard Waters, Financial Times
    3:15 pm
    3:15 pm
    Coffee Break & Networking
    Ron Conway
    4:15 pm
    4:15 pm
    Fireside Chat

    Ron Conway

    with Michael Beckerman, IA
    5:00 pm
    5:00 pm
    Closing Cocktail Reception
    7:30 pm
    7:30 pm
    VIP Dinner

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    Venue

    The St. Regis

    Downtown San Francisco
    125 3rd Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103

    Venue

    The St. Regis

    Downtown San Francisco
    125 3rd Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103

    Internet Association’s mission is to foster innovation, promote economic growth, and empower people through the free and open internet. The internet creates unprecedented benefits for society, and as the voice of the world’s leading internet companies, we ensure stakeholders understand these benefits.